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Thursday 17 November 2011

Who spilt the ink?!

well hey there bloggers,
This fortnight at stampotique challenges @ http://stampotiquedesignerschallenge.blogspot.com/  is sketch time!!
I saw this and felt my heart sink, they are so not me..I like to meander around in crafty land and end up wherever...sometimes this is good, sometimes..destination bin!
Anyway I was determined to challenge myself and was mightily pleased with the results..so here they are:

I started by masking off the middle strip and inked background using black soot and pumice stone DI, using a Tim splatter and paperartsy splats.One of the strips I used black card and managed to leave it alone!!!
The second strip was my latest purchase some Tim tissue wrap, I am in love already, this comes on a huge roll and I already love it! I cut a strip and coloured using picket fence distress stain, then set aside to dry, well if i am honest I blasted it with my heat gun!!!!
Then I added black soot DI and stamped the splatter stamp over , again in black soot.

The text is computer printed.The image is another fab stampotique stamp..........these little guys are so cute, mischievous and well just great! I inked in black soot onto a square of card, that I had distressed the edges on. Then I inked the edges lightly.I mounted this using 3-d foam tape to give a bit of dimensions and couldn't resist adding a pen nib..

I am really pleased with how this turned out, but hopeful..it won't be sketch time again for a while!

I am entering this for the following competitions:
sketch challenge @ http://stampotiquedesignerschallenge.blogspot.com/
monochromatic @ http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/
humorous @ http://glittergeeks.blogspot.com/
black, white and 1 other (i used grey ) @ http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/

thanks for stopping by, have a great and inky day!!!
ta trace x


  1. you should be pleased with this hun as its just brilliant,super design just love it hugs cherylxxx

  2. Super creation Trace, you have every right to be pleased!

    Thank you so much for joining us again at Stampotique Designers Challenge. Gez.

  3. What a fabulous card,love the results you have achieved.xxx

  4. Brilliant card! Love how you've done everything on it! Thanks for joining us this week at Glitter Geeks, Paula :)

  5. Funny interpretation of the sketch! Thanks for joining us at SDC # 42.

  6. This is fabulous Trace, I love the black, white and grey. I'm still scratching my head over this Stampotique challenge lol x

  7. Your card made me laugh! Wonderful idea. Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

  8. Aw Trace you have really pulled this off so well! You should do Sketches more often! Lovely! Judy x

  9. Fabby dabby card - brilliant. I hate sketches, so can understand where you're coming from - I like to be free, too - but you've done such a great job of this - I'm seriously impressed! Well done, you!

  10. Brilliant card, love it all! The design and image are fab and the ink splats and pen nib are perfect finishing touches!
    Thanks for entering my Black/White plus one challenge for Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Love Nicola xxx

  11. Oh, this is such a great job with this sketch-love this image. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  12. Fab take on the sketch :)
    Love the ink splats and those guys are cute!

  13. Great work Trace. My heart always sinks when I see a sketch too.... like someone has told me instead of using my creativity I have to paint by numbers. I have the same feeling when scrappers seem to think its fine to 'lift' ideas too. But thats enough moaning rofl...

    I didnt think this was too bad as sketches go and totally get where you are coming from.
    The end result you've shown is a stunner. The pen nib is a perfect finishing touch and those three guys always make me smile.

    Thanks for taking the bull by the horns and joining us this week on Stampotique.

  14. A wonderful take on the sketch! I love everything about this.

  15. You should be mighty pleased, your card is lovely!


  16. Love the BG to go with your quill pen tip - fun use of the sketch!

  17. Fabulous! I really love the monochromatic color scheme! You totally rocked the sketch! Thank you for hangin' in there and playin' along with us at Stampotique!
    Val :)


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